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Jacques Gorus Belgische kunstenaar

Jaak Gorus

Jacques (Jaak) Gorus was a Belgian artist born in Sint Gillis Dendermonde in 1901 and died in Antwerp in 1981. He was a painter, draftsman, watercolorist, lava artist and graphic artist. He studied at the Academy in Ghent and at the Higher Institute in Antwerp. Debuted in the 1920s with impressionistic mood images of the Antwerp port area. He found inspiration in genre scenes with characters such as Antwerp dockers, folk types, street daisies, sailors and drunk people. He is known for a series of Antwerp etchings. He traveled to New York in 1929 and to Paris and Spain in 1955.
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